April 17, 2013

Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus to Host Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Day, April 24

FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College is encouraging area residents to bring their used electronic devices and unwanted paper documents to the Findlay-area Campus in support of environmental awareness as the academic institution serves as host to the second annual Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Day on Wednesday, April 24. The event is taking place in recognition of the upcoming celebration of Earth Day (April 22).

Coordinated by the College’s Office of Student Activities and the Findlay Campus Rotaract Club student organization, the electronics recycling and paper shredding initiative is part of a collaborative effort with Recycle It USA’s environmental program and Blanchard Valley Industries.

“Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus is proud to work with the Recycle It USA and Blanchard Valley Industries organizations and help our environment by making sure that electronic devices and paper do not end up in landfills, as well as protect consumer information,” said James Katzner, Owens Manager of Career Services and Student Activities. “I encourage area residents to participate in the College’s community outreach program by bringing in their old electronic devices and paper documents. Owens is excited to extend this service and opportunity to the surrounding communities.”

Items being collected by Recycle It USA include computers, display panels, printers, keyboards and mice, scanners, projectors, document cameras, speakers, storage devices, stereo equipment, cameras and camcorders, networking hardware, cell phones, cables, video game consoles and flash drives, among other items. Televisions are not being accepted as part of the electronics recycling event.

In addition, Blanchard Valley Industries representatives will be accepting sensitive information to be shredded, including confidential documents, check stubs, bank statements and credit card offers, among other documents. There is no limit on the number of paper documents that individuals can bring for shredding purposes. All documents will be shredded at the Blanchard Valley Industries location.

Items can be dropped off from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in parking lots B and C, which are situated in the northwest portion of the Findlay-area Campus. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

For more information about Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Day, call (567) 429-3029 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3029.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.